MGT2001 Management of Workplace Health and Safety
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm>.
This course is an important one for future or current managers. The course begins by clarifying what is meant by the `workplace problem' which is broken down into three main categories of potential threat to health and safety. An understanding of why workplace incidents occur even in the best managed companies is important to future managers, so the focus shifts to theories and models of accident causation. The heart of effective workplace health and safety (WHS) management however, is the legislation and the ways that organisations can ensure they comply. For this reason, the Australian WHS legislative approach appears next in the sequence of modules.